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Arabic translation: ALSAWA’IL ALMA'I'A

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English term or phrase:Drilling Fluids
Arabic translation:ALSAWA’IL ALMA'I'A
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18:08 Sep 2, 2001
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: Drilling Fluids
In Drilling Fluids: The Lifeblood of the Well you can read about the interesting properties of this product.
Nazih HOURANI
Sweden
Local time: 11:42
موائع الحفر، سوائل الحفر
Explanation:
The two suggestions above are pronounced:
MAWA’I’ AL-HAFR
SAWA’IL AL-HAFR

The first one is suggested by Al-Khatib’s Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. The reason for MAWA’I’ is that these fluids can contain gases as well, hence the generic term. I am throwing in the second suggestion because a simpler term may be called for, depending on the nature of the text and the intended readership. I have used this term in my work for B.J., Owens, Philips Petroleum, and Transocean, all of which was intended for the Gulf region.

The most extensive online (monolingual) oil and gas dictionary is the Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary, which has the following to say about drilling fluids:

http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Display.cfm?Term=drilli...

"Drilling Fluids: Any of a number of liquid and gaseous fluids and mixtures of fluids and solids (as solid suspensions, mixtures and emulsions of liquids, gases and solids) used in operations to drill boreholes into the earth. Synonymous with "drilling mud" in general usage, although some prefer to reserve the term "drilling fluid" for more sophisticated and well-defined "muds." Classifications of drilling fluids has been attempted in many ways, often producing more confusion than insight. One classification scheme, given here, is based only on the mud composition by singling out the component that clearly defines the function and performance of the fluid: (1) water-base, (2) non-water-base and (3) gaseous (pneumatic). Each category has a variety of subcategories that overlap each other considerably."


As you can see, “drilling mud” is a near-synonym translated as TEEN AL-HAFR
طين الحفر

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Thank you Fuad for your comprehensive answer.
I am sorry for my belated reply.

Sincerely,
nazih
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Context / details / background, pleaseshfranke
na +1موائع الحفر، سوائل الحفرFuad Yahya
na +1سائل الحفر - طين الحفر
Adnane Ettayebi
nasawaail lil thaqb, sawaail lil hafryacine
namawa'ee teney-yaRaghad


  

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44 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Context / details / background, please


Explanation:
Greetings.

Re your post on ProZ.com

Context / details / background, please.

Does this query relate to the petroleum industry or what other industry / sector?

Absent some clarification, the term "sawai'l al-thiqaabat' might suffice.

سوائل الثقابة

or

سوائل أجهوة الثقابة


That term appears in some dictionaries about civil and construction engineering.

HTH. Khair, in sha' Allah.

Regards from Los Angeles,

Stephen H. Franke


shfranke
United States
Local time: 02:42
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 336

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agree  AhmedAMS
32 days
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
موائع الحفر، سوائل الحفر


Explanation:
The two suggestions above are pronounced:
MAWA’I’ AL-HAFR
SAWA’IL AL-HAFR

The first one is suggested by Al-Khatib’s Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. The reason for MAWA’I’ is that these fluids can contain gases as well, hence the generic term. I am throwing in the second suggestion because a simpler term may be called for, depending on the nature of the text and the intended readership. I have used this term in my work for B.J., Owens, Philips Petroleum, and Transocean, all of which was intended for the Gulf region.

The most extensive online (monolingual) oil and gas dictionary is the Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary, which has the following to say about drilling fluids:

http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Display.cfm?Term=drilli...

"Drilling Fluids: Any of a number of liquid and gaseous fluids and mixtures of fluids and solids (as solid suspensions, mixtures and emulsions of liquids, gases and solids) used in operations to drill boreholes into the earth. Synonymous with "drilling mud" in general usage, although some prefer to reserve the term "drilling fluid" for more sophisticated and well-defined "muds." Classifications of drilling fluids has been attempted in many ways, often producing more confusion than insight. One classification scheme, given here, is based only on the mud composition by singling out the component that clearly defines the function and performance of the fluid: (1) water-base, (2) non-water-base and (3) gaseous (pneumatic). Each category has a variety of subcategories that overlap each other considerably."


As you can see, “drilling mud” is a near-synonym translated as TEEN AL-HAFR
طين الحفر

Fuad



    Reference: http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Display.cfm?Term=drilli...
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7167
Grading comment
Thank you Fuad for your comprehensive answer.
I am sorry for my belated reply.

Sincerely,
nazih

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agree  AhmedAMS
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5 hrs
sawaail lil thaqb, sawaail lil hafr


Explanation:
I prefer the first one as it is more technical and close to the English
Good luck
Yacine


yacine
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8 hrs
mawa'ee teney-ya


Explanation:
mawa'ee teney-ya موائع طينية
or:
mawa'ee hafr موائع حفر
or:
sawa'el teney-ya سوائل طينية
or:
sawa'el takhreem سوائل تخريم

Raghad
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11 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
سائل الحفر - طين الحفر


Explanation:
Functions of the drilling fluid:
Removes cuttings from the bottom of the hole and carries them to the surface
Holds cuttings and weight material in suspension when circulation is interrupted
Releases sand and cuttings at the surface
Walls the hole with an impermeable cake
Minimizes adverse effects upon the formation
Cools and lubricates the bit and drill string
Supports part of the weight of the drill stem and casing
Controls subsurface pressure
Transmits hydraulic horsepower
Maximizes down hole information obtained
Transmit electronic data from down hole tools.
Help preserver and protect the drill string and casing


    Reference: http://www.workover.co.uk/drilling_fluid/drilling%20fluid%20...
Adnane Ettayebi
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 12

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agree  Safaa Roumani
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